People suffering from urinary tract issues and men with reproductive health concerns will often seek treatment from urologists. Urologists are highly educated and undergo extensive training, but they are not immune to making mistakes when treating patients, and in many instances, their errors cause significant harm. If you were hurt due to urologist malpractice, you could be owed damages, and it is in your best interest to consult a lawyer about your possible claims. The dedicated Cape Cod medical malpractice attorneys of The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III have the skills and experience needed to prove negligent doctors should be held responsible for the harm they cause. If we represent you, we will diligently pursue a just outcome on your behalf. We have more than fifteen decades of collective experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits, and we have recovered several multi-million dollar damages awards for our clients.Injuries Arising Out of Urologist Malpractice
Urologists treat both men and women for issues involving the urinary tract, kidneys, and adrenal glands, including incontinence, overactive bladders, kidney disease, bladder prolapse, and cancer. Urologists also treat men for prostatitis and reproductive issues, like infertility and erectile dysfunction.
Generally, when a patient visits a urologist, the doctor will examine the patient and obtain a thorough health history to determine the possible cause of the patient’s symptoms and any tests that may be necessary to get an accurate diagnosis. If a urologist fails to properly assess a patient in the early stages of treatment, it can lead to a missed or incorrect diagnosis, allowing the underlying issue to worsen and potentially cause permanent harm.
After a patient receives a diagnosis, a urologist will typically suggest a course of care, which could include medication or surgery. If a doctor does not choose the appropriate treatment, though, or incorrectly performs a procedure, it can cause the patient to suffer lasting injuries. A patient can also sustain injuries due to a urologist’s failure to adequately explain the potential risks and side effects of a treatment before offering it to a patient.Seeking Damages for Urologist Malpractice
Urologists have an obligation to treat patients in a thorough and competent manner. If a doctor fails to do so and causes a patient to suffer harm, it may constitute grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
In Massachusetts, most lawsuits seeking damages for medical malpractice will set forth a medical negligence claim against the defendant. A plaintiff alleging medical negligence must establish the duty owed by the defendant and that the defendant’s omissions or acts demonstrate a breach of the duty. In urology malpractice cases, the duty owed is to provide treatment that complies with the applicable standard of care, which is the care that a reasonable urologist practicing in the same specialty would provide in a similar situation. Then, the plaintiff has to prove that the defendant’s deviation from the standard of care caused actual harm.
Usually, a plaintiff will need to hire a medical expert to establish the standard of care that applies and link the defendant’s breach and the plaintiff’s harm. A plaintiff that proves a urologist’s negligence may be awarded the cost of any past and future medical treatment needed due to the injury suffered, compensation for loss of income and loss of earnings, and damages for the mental trauma, pain, and suffering endured.Speak to an Experienced Lawyer on Cape Cod
Urologists help many patients recover from issues that impair their health and quality of life, but when they provide incompetent care, it can lead to substantial losses. If you were harmed by the reckless treatment of a urologist, it is smart to speak with an attorney to determine your options. The experienced lawyers at The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, take pride in helping people harmed by medical negligence fight to protect their rights, and if you hire us, we will zealously pursue any compensation you may be owed. Our skilled representation has enabled us to uphold a record of successful results, including many verdicts and settlements exceeding one million dollars. We regularly assist parties in medical malpractice cases on Cape Cod, and we are available to meet for appointments in Hyannis and Plymouth You can contact us through our contact us or at (888) 262-6664 to set up a meeting. Nós Falamos Português.